Clean Water Spots on Marble Countertops
Whether you have marble countertops or any other type of stone countertop, it’s important to clean them regularly. Not only does regular cleaning help prevent water spots, but it also helps maintain the beauty of your marble. Luckily, there are several ways to keep your marble countertop looking great. You can use a marble countertop sealer, which will provide protection against staining. If you don’t want to purchase a sealer, you can easily remove water stains from your marble with a few basic household ingredients.
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You can remove water stains on your marble by using a sponge dampened with distilled water or a mixture of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of dish soap. You can also use a specialized stone safe cleaner. However, be sure to test a cleaning agent before using it on your marble. The wrong cleaning product can harm your marble. It’s best to try a product on a small inconspicuous area first.
Another way to clean your marble is by applying a paste. There are several types of pastes you can use, including a baking soda paste. This can be applied to the affected area and left to soak for up to 24 hours. A non-abrasive brush can be used to scrub the paste into the affected area. After the paste has soaked up all of the excess water, you can use a clean cloth to wipe away the stain.
Alternatively, you can apply a solution of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide. This will help to lift stains and quickly remove them. Be sure to seal the poultice with scotch tape. When it’s dry, you can apply MB-5 Marble Granite & More Spray Cleaner. You may need to repeat this step two to four times to ensure the stain is removed completely.
For organic stains, a combination of ammonia and hydrogen peroxide is recommended. You can combine both chemicals in a 12% solution and apply the solution to the stain. You can then wash the surface with a mild dish soap and a clean, dry cloth. Be careful not to saturate the stain with the cleaner.
Another way to remove water stains from your marble is to use a baking soda paste. In this method, you’ll use baking soda as an abrasive and water as an abrasive to create a paste. You can adjust the paste’s consistency with a few tablespoons of warm water. After the paste has been applied, you can scrub the baking soda paste into the affected area with a clean, non-abrasive brush. You should be able to remove most of the water stains from your marble.
If you’re still having trouble removing water stains from your marble, you can also try a poultice. The poultice works by working into the stone at the site of the stain. Once it’s absorbed into the stone, it will pull the stain out. It can take several days for the poultice to fully dry, so be sure to allow it to dry.